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[uhn-wit-nist] /ʌnˈwɪt nɪst/
lacking the signature of a witness:
an unwitnessed legal document.
not perceived by the senses; not noticed or observed:
unwitnessed everyday occurrences.
Origin of unwitnessed
late Middle English
late Middle English word dating back to 1375-1425; See origin at un-1, witness, -ed2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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Examples from the Web for unwitnessed
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  • I could not repress some homage to the sagacity of this unwitnessed confession.

    The Arena Various
  • "Had better be unwitnessed; that is true enough," said Richmond.

    The Actress' Daughter May Agnes Fleming
  • The paper he was going to show to father was an unwitnessed deed of gift.

    We Girls: A Home Story Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
  • My crime was unwitnessed by her, and for years she has been a stranger to this town.

    Dark Hollow Anna Katherine Green
  • When the combatants are discovered in their illegal and unwitnessed fight, Palamon does not fear death.

    Chaucer for Children Mrs. H. R. Haweis
  • Made in ignorance, unwitnessed though his vow might be, it remained inviolable.

  • On the third day the servants were left, and father and son went on alone, unaccompanied and unwitnessed.

British Dictionary definitions for unwitnessed


without the signature or attestation of a witness
not seen or observed
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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